On Tuesday 17 June 2014, at Brandeston Hall, there was some excellent and amazing tennis taking place. There were some close matches, but most were easily won. The scores will tell of some excellently-played matches, for example: The 6-1 win against Orwell Park, in doubles and singles. There were 4 teams: Ipswich High, Orwell Park, South Lee and The Abbey taking part in the tournament. As well as easily won games, there were a few close games, for example one of Sophie’s games ended with a score of 7-5 to Sophie. This may sound like an easily won game, but there had to be a few extra matches played for this outcome.
In the final against Ipswich High, there was some excellent tennis played on both sides, but in the battle between the two fourths there was an amazing comeback from Annabel. It was 5-1 against Annabel, and with her opponent needing only 1 more game to win she was getting nervous. But as the score changed to 5-2 and 5-3, she was starting to regain her confidence. Annabel managed to get the score to 5-5 tiebreak, and decided that she had had such an incredible comeback that she was going to win. With concentration and determination she managed to win with a score of 7-5 to Annabel. This was a pleasant surprise, and proof that the score can change very quickly in tennis, whether you are playing in a school tournament or Wimbledon. This was a great experience with a thrilling outcome of gold for The Abbey! It was a highly enjoyable tournament and a lot of excellent tennis was played by everyone who entered.
A Yates and V Burrows